andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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watched rick stein goes to india - apparently there's more to the series, so far food looks amazing, will have to check this out bkfst on board and landed at 9:13, taxied until 9:24, bussed to got thru immigration @10:15 ish. 17c outside. met by & beyond agent and escorted to next flight, sa express to richards bay. flight at 13:15 r.o. tambo …
... along the dirt road and up the hill to the Umanzati turn off. It really is a great way to start your day cycling amongst the Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, Kudu and other game that we see each and every morning as the mist rises from the Buffalo River and the towering bulk of Islandwana mountain picks up the rays of the early morning sun. Truly glorious.
Not all occasions are fun however. A few days ago there was a panicked call mid afternoon that there was a fire at Umanzati ...
After the six days in Freo catching up with mates, family and the odd task or two came the mind and backside numbing 28 hour return trip to South Africa. Having gone to Perth via Asia my return ticket took me the five hours to Singapore with a three hour stopover in the middle of the night then 10 hrs to Johannesburg another three hours there, a bit over an hour to Durban then the final four hour drive to Fugitives Drift. Three flights, four meals, five ...
... a rare Bald Ibis, a Red-Capped Lark, long-Tailed Widow Bird, Cape Crows, Denham’s Bustard, Stone Chats, Pin-Tailed Whydah, African Marsh Harrier hunting, Black-Beaked Corhaan, Cisticolas - Zitting, Pale-Crowned, Wing-Snapping - (all identified by call), The Fiscal Shrike, Orange Throated Long-claw, Pipits, Black-Headed Heron, Grey Heron, Brown-Throated Martins, all the while with a running commentary from Malcolm.
The Fiscal Shrike for example, gets his name from ...
... interest in this history. The food was also fantastic. It might seem that all I have done since arriving in Africa is to eat. Not true, I have also found time to sleep. But I am going to seriously have to go on a biltong and tea diet like a true Boer very soon indeed.
Headed back to Durban by taking the "road less travelled" and enjoyed spectacular views from mountain passes along as many dirt roads as I could find. Just got back in time to have yet another meal.